Tag Archives: difference

Overweight – an issue affecting us all.

On 3 May this year I posted an article about the nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act, asking why stop at nine. Today I read an article on an NHS Choices website about doctors who discriminate against overweight people, … Continue reading

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Change you Words – change your world!

I was sent this amazing video by a new colleague and friend Zap who thought I would appreciate it. So great was the message that I want to share it with all my networks, including the blog. What a change to … Continue reading

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Unconscious Bias – what do we understand?

We are all noticing, I am sure, an increase in the use of the term ‘unconscious bias’ in our diversity work and I am seeing circumstances of its misuse and misunderstanding. On several occasions recently I have been asked about … Continue reading

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Women on the Board – as proposed by Richard Branson

Having recently been involved in many discussions about women in senior management positions and on the boards of companies, I intended writing an article on the subject. However, when I was sent the article below via my Twitter feed, I … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech – by right or responsibility?

I have been burdened recently in writing this article; each time I get it finished, something else hits me, usually from the media that I think needs to be included – this morning I finally post it, completed, but in … Continue reading

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The Paralympics – what is society’s legacy?

This article poses a contentious question that originated during discussion with a disabled friend of mine who told me this week that the Paralympics have achieved in ten days what he has failed to manage in forty years. Derek is … Continue reading

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Physical appearance – an impact on behaviour.

At a meeting yesterday I was reminded of an introduction and recommendation that came my way some time ago. It was a strange one that was given with a warning: “don’t mention his size”. No other clarification was offered. After … Continue reading

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